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Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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NIce change of pace

Great Plains Zoo is a good place to go for a change of pace, except on cold windy days, which is... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Pierre, South Dakota
Great small zoo!

Visited this zoo with our 5 year old grandson and had a great time! The zoo is very well laid out... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
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Open 361 days a year, the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is home to more than 1,000 animals from 137 species including 24 endangered species. The 45-acre park offers up-close views to animals often not found in larger Zoos...more
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805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
+1 605-367-7003
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

The Delbridge Museum is very interesting. I saw the collection of animals years ago when they used to be displayed at a local hardware store. The zoo is fun and the animals seem very well taken care of. There is a lot to see &...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank monica6619z
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Great Plains Zoo and the Delbridge Museum of National History are always fun to visit. It amazes me to think the community of Sioux Falls can support a zoo and is constantly remodeling and upgrading. We continue to return visit after visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

My wife and I were traveling through South Dakota on our way back to Arkansas from a trip to Montana. We were going to go to the zoo in Omaha, Nebraska but since we spent the night in Sioux Falls, we decided to check out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Scott G
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Great Plains Zoo is a good place to go for a change of pace, except on cold windy days, which is what we did. Some of the exhibits were empty, or the animals were sleeping, ( I would too on a day like the day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. We enjoy bringing our Grandson and watching him react to the different animals and displays.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jannydd
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this zoo with our 5 year old grandson and had a great time! The zoo is very well laid out. Many animals and very easy to get around. The museum that’s attached to the zoo was interesting as well. We spent about 3 hours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Great Plains is a wonderful smaller zoo that has a great collection of animals. I especially like it because it is mostly flat and easy to walk or push a stroller or wheelchair. It also has lots of shade and benches which is nice on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vickie M
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop if only for the bears and the up-close encounter with a tiger. There are also monkeys and farm animals and several other attractions but there the highlight for us was definitely the bear exhibits. Both brown and black. Price is fair for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

For a relatively small zoo, we were amazed by the number of exhibits including rhinos, tigers, and giraffes. Well set up and clean. Reasonable admission with free parking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary K
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

(There was "no type of visit" that matches taking your 80 yo mother.) Although we've seen bigger/better it was a nice walk. Interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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15 January 2017|
Response from ajschu |
Como Park Zoo is in St. Paul, MN. We love visiting this zoo. The gorillas are fun and the giraffes and ostriches are among our favorites. The Como conservatory is gorgeous, especially as an escape from winter.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Nina112856 | Reviewed this property |
yes, you should be able to see the animals
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13 November 2016|
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Response from mrsbarta922 | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot and there wasn't a charge for parking.